Friday, February 23, 2007

TBR Challenge

I signed up to participate in the TBR (to be read) challenge. Like a lot of bookish people, I have a lot of books that I've never gotten around to reading. Some of these books have been following me around for, uh, years. Some of them I got last summer, or last week, but there's always something more pressing when I go to select a new book. Yesterday I found a link to the challenge here.

The rules of the challenge:
1. Pick 12 books that have been on the TBR pile (or in my case, piles) for more than 6 months.
2. Read one book a month in 2007, until the list is gone.
3. It is permissable to have an "extra credit" list of alternates, in case the original twelve aren't doing it for you.

Here's my list, in no particular order, (crossed off books have been read):

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner
The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch by Marsha Moyer
Try by Lily Burana

My "Extra Credit"
Toddler Edited by Jennifer Margulis
The Imperfect Mom Edited by Therese J. Borchard
Katherine by Anya Seton
The Makeup Girl by Andrea Semple
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
The Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz
The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn